National Preparedness Month continues with the third week focus on practicing and building your plans. It also includes plans to reconnect with your family after a disaster. A family emergency communication plan is an essential component of emergency planning.
The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.
In the wake of the massive Equifax security breach that has potentially made 143 million Americans vulnerable identity theft, many are left wonder what they can do to protect themselves from identify thieves and financial issues that result from having their personal information used fraudulently.
As Labor Day and the end of summer approaches, it's a great time to take stock of the trees in our urban landscapes. August is National Tree Check Month. Why is it important to check our trees and make sure they are healthy, strong and pest-free?
The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.
"We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. "This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can't - and should not - do this alone."
Have you ever found yourself walking around only to look up at just the right moment before you slam into a wall or another person? Who knew walking could be so dangerous?
Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, "One in four small businesses shut their doors after suffering a major catastrophe."
Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This effort becomes of great importance especially in light of the increasing number of imported cases of measles disease in the United States. From January 1, 2017 through June 17, 2017, the CDC reports that 108 people in 11 states have already been infected with measles. This number is already 35% higher than in all of 2016.